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U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Fight Back To Beat Congo In Friendly

U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Fight Back To Beat Congo In Friendly

The Flying Eagles came back from a goal down to beat Congo 2-1 in a friendly on Sunday night.

It was Ladan Bosso’s side first game since they arrived Morocco last week Friday for the final lap of their preparations for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

Despite dominating the early exchanges, the Flying Eagles fell behind on 21 minutes after Onianhue Salomon scored for the Congolese.

The West Africans came close to equalising a couple of times afterwards but were let down by their poor finishing.

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Substitute Emmanuel Uchegbu equalised for the Flying Eagles on 66th minute with a brilliant solo effort.

Another substitute Adams Olamilekan netted the winning goal 16 minutes from time after a delightful cross from Emmanuel Njoku.

The seven-time African champions will take on Central African Republic in another friendly on Wednesday.

The team will depart Morocco for the U-20 AFCON on Friday.

The Flying Eagles will face hosts Egypt, Mozambique and Senegal in Group A at the AFCON.

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  • Paul 1 year ago

    Please, can anyone tell me, are they playing their U20 as well or their senior national teams?

    I mean Congo and Central African Republic.

  • yeah ! is under 21 because all the teams, Nigeria play in friendly, they are in competition as well.

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